I’ve had highs. I’ve had lows.

I’ve been up. I’ve been down.

I’ve been whole. I’ve been broken.

I’ve been told yes. I’ve been told no.

I’ve been accepted. I’ve been rejected.

I’ve made people happy. I’ve made people mad.

I’ve tried. I’ve given up.

I’ve failed. I’ve succeeded.

I’ve made mistakes. I’ve learned.

I’ve gotten it right. I’ve gotten it wrong.

I’ve survived. I’ve lived.

Through it all – the good, the bad, and the ugly – I’m still here.

I have a story to tell. I have experiences to share. I have lessons I’ve learned.

I refuse to let them go to waste.